Report Volume N . 15

Report Volume N . 15

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... should be on the lookout for diphtheria, as 31.5 of all cases at all ages occur between the ages of 5 and 10 years, while in the last class (15 to 20) but 3 ol all deaths from this cause occur. These deaths at the school-going ages together are 45.3 of the total mortality of all ages from this cause. Scarlet fever, though far behind, comes next in fatality among the first class, and pneumonia and bronchitis together cause the same mortality among them as scarlet fever.! It is worth your while to note, too, that the mortality from diphtheria at the school-going age is 45.3 of the total mortality of that disease at all ages, enteric (typhoid) fever 17.2, scarlet fever 32.3, measles 20, bronchitis and pneumonia 11.2. Other facts of value will be found in the table, but these are enough to prove the duty of the teacher In the attempt to diminish or prevent the spread of infectious disease. But Just how Is the teacher to help? In this way: Apply to your Tocal Board of Health, or directly to the Secretary of the State Board at St. Paul for copies of the memoranda upon Diphtheria, Enteric (Typhoid) Fever, Scarlatina, Measles, and the disposal of excreta, and read them all but particularly the one that discusses the disease which happens to be prevailing, if any. They will be found to contain about all the information you need; should anything be lacking write directly to the Secretary, as above, who will give you a prompt reply. You will find that for prevention it is convenient to study diphtheria, scarlet fever, and measles together because they are infectious in the secretions of the nose and mouth, and all but diphtheria in the eruption on the skin. Make the acquaintance of the Local Board of Health, and ask its executive officer to keep more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634950
  • 9781236634955